About Us

Situated on the Corio Bay foreshore, the Victorian Sailing School provides a unique aquatic educational resource for schools and the general community. The facility was built in the mid 1980’s from funds sourced by the Geelong Regional Commission, Victoria’s 150th Anniversary Committee, the then Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the City of Greater Geelong and the Department of Sport and Recreation. The school operates as the Eastern Beach campus of Newcomb Secondary College and is administered by a sub-committee of school council, with the Department of Education and Training (DET) providing the two full time VIT registered staff members.


In accordance with DET safety guidelines, Victorian Sailing School staff are fully acredited Yachting Australia Instructors with appropriate powerboat handling / rescue boat certificates


The broad policy of the Sailing School is to deliver high quality and meaningful educational service to students from Victorian schools. The development of leadership and enterprise capacities in our youth through sailing as the ‘vehicle’ is our specific and primary focus.


Dedicated in 1985 by America’s Cup skipper, John Bertrand, the schools clientele originate from Geelong, Melbourne and from throughout regional Victoria.